"I messed my ankle up and missed four games and most of another one. I basically played half of a season, which was disappointing to me, because I really wanted to leave here on a high note. I worked harder this offseason than I ever have. I really wanted to be a leader on the team, but it is hard to lead when you are on the sideline," stated Dion Gales.
The 6' 7", 285 pound defensive
lineman collected 35 tackles, 2 for losses, and 2 1/2 sacks during the four and
half games of action but was left off of the post season awards due to his missed
"I am not worried about those awards. I just wanted to win a
championship here. That is the only thing I regret. I mean, we were so close last
year and then I think we let our guard down after we got beat by Pearl River CC.
That let the air out of sail. We just never recovered. But hopefully I can get
a championship at Ole Miss, and if God blesses me, I can go on to the league after
Gales signed with Ole Miss out of high school and recommitted
to Ole Miss last February, but there have been times where maybe some doubts had
crept into his mind. Could those doubts be gone?
"I am going to sign
with Ole Miss in February. I am set. Their coaches came and saw me Wednesday night,
and we went over everything that will be expected out of me, and I am excited
about what is in store for me."
What is in store?
going to be coming hard off of the edge (at DE). They want to get bigger on their
line, and they think I add size and athleticism to their team. I have been impressed
with the other players they have recruited on the line and what they have coming
back. That was one of the things that I was really looking at; was I going to
get any help. I watched some of their games this season and you could just see
their young guys on the line getting better and better and #90 (Brandon Jenkins)
was really balling by the end of the year. We are going to have a big time defensive
line next year. I am ready to ball with them."
When will Dion visit
"I will be up there on the second weekend of January."
visits on tap?
"No, I don't have anything set up. The same old schools
still call like Oklahoma State, MSU, Houston, LSU, and Florida."
had a successful Fall semester in the classroom and is inching closer and closer
to his degree.
"I only have 12 more hours to go. I'll be there (at
Ole Miss) in June."
Dion Gales is ready to do his thing at OM
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